Monday, June 11, 2012

We have begun to visit the missionary district meetings to help them with their English pronunciation and other things to help them progress faster.  The problem is that they don't have anyone to practice with because they are all from Latin America.  There are actually sounds in the English language that they don't use in Spanish and the missionaries have a real hard time making those sounds.  Anyway, this is the chapel we went to last week.  It is built back in between some other buildings and goes straight up.  You climb 50 stairs before you even go into the building.  Then on the main floor there are the Bishop's offices and stake president's office with the high council room.

Two floors up from the main floor is the chapel.  It's a pretty big room with benches on the sides and chairs set up in the middle.

These are the stairs up to the chapel.  We wondered how anyone with disabilities could come to Church.

On Monday, P-day, we went to a culture and textiles museum.  It was very interesting, but they wouldn't let us take pictures.  They had all kinds of weaving, pottery, some amazing head-dresses all made from feathers and used for their dances, and masks from different areas of Bolivia.  This is just a picture of the outside.  The doors were carved with ornate designs.  It was really quite the place.

On our way home from the museum, we saw this old church and noticed that weeds are growing on the roof.

The dome of the church with a broken window.  These three photos are of the cathedral in the Plaza Murillo, the main plaza in the center of town.  Their congressional building and presidential palace are located in the plaza and this cathedral should be a showcase.  Unfortunately, it is in very poor shape as are many of the old cathedrals in Bolivia.

The construction on the back side of the church.  If you look closely, you can see more weeds sprouting from the walls.  Not much else has been happening this week as Sister Dibb continued to work on getting all the baptismal "registros" transferred to the new computer program.  It is finally done and will now be much easier to enter and get reports that are needed.  Much thanks goes to Hermano Chavez, our computer programer, who tailored the program to our needs and is always willing to revise or add-to if needed.

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